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When courage is the cure

One family's battle with a rare stomach cancer shows the great promise and hard realities of gene science

Karen Chelcun Schreiber of Madison, Wis., had surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital to remove her stomach. Karen Chelcun Schreiber of Madison, Wis., had surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital to remove her stomach. (Wiqan Ang for the Boston Globe)
By Stephen Smith
Globe Staff / October 25, 2008

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Her mother died from stomach cancer at the age of 52. Her brother was stricken with the same disease at 56. (Full article: 1315 words)

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